Kakarikis are extremely social birds. They have a need for social interaction. A single bird will get more attached to its keeper but if you are not at home a lot it is best to get two birds. It is a fact that two birds of the same sex get along just as well as a mixed pair. Even more so if the Kakariki were introduced while they are still young.
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Kakariki Life Span:
Kakarikis do like cuddling as much as other pet birds — they are too active, extremely animated and curious about everything. They will get into everything, so an owner needs to be extra careful of the bird's whereabouts when it is not in its cage, and ensure there are no hazards in or near the bird's living area. They are playful and entertaining and love to be around their owners.
Regular wing clipping is recommended to prevent flying away or any injuries to the bird.
Giving your Kakariki the opportunity to bathe is important. Frequent bathing serves several purposes. It prevents dry skin, softens the keratin coating which helps with moulting, and keep your bird bright and clean.
Your bird should have access to a bathing dish with fresh water every day.
Dry and sprouted seeds should form the basis of the diet. Kakarikis should be offered a good quality parakeet mixture containing some sunflower and safflower, plus sprouted sunflower and mung beans, which can be sprouted together. Millet sprays are enjoyed. They will also eat fruit, such as apple, strawberries and grapes, also sweetcorn, carrot and celery.
Wild foods such as seeding grasses and the young leaves of dandelion and smooth sow-thistle are also relished. Cultivated greens such as kale, rocket and spinach will also be eaten -- but they are not fussy and will eat almost any green food which should be fed daily.
Kakarikis can be quite active little birds, and should be allowed time outside their cage each day to play, explore, and stretch their wings.
The cage should be as large as possible. The height of the cage is less important than the width and length. Your bird needs to be able to flap its wings without risking injury. Ideally the minimum length and width should be 100cm. This size will give more room for your bird to fly from one side to the other.